Simple, portable apparatus was required; "while a very small and inexpensive apparatus worked by means of a hand pump or foot bellows
could easily be devised, I have considered that an easily managed automatic apparatus would be much preferable .
The continuous flow of air was generated by a foot bellows
and passed through an ether bottle and a humidifying bottle.
A large 19th century foot bellows
of wood and leather marked 'Alday's Birmingham' an Edwardian oak pipe rack with a tobacco draw, silver-topped walking sticks, a ceremonial swagger stick, a barley scoop and olive wood boxes will be found on this stall.